About the event

This course provides invaluable experience for younger practitioners, individuals new to litigation and anyone seeking a refresher in advocacy. A non-residential, family friendly and convenient city location with simulated scenario based training in a real courtroom setting with judicial coaches.

This intensive course offers practical exercises in small groups with guidance and constructive feedback from volunteer teachers who are experienced advocates, including barristers and members of the judiciary.

In preparation for the weekend, you are required to attend two briefing sessions on:
• Case Theory by Head Coach, the Hon Justice Chaney of the Supreme Court; and:
• Voice and Performance – a vital tool in advocacy, by Julia Moody voice coach and expert.

Practical application comprises of one civil interlocutory injunction where participants argue for either the applicant or the respondent. The problem question used for practising examinations and cross examinations of witnesses and closing statements is a criminal problem. Budding civil advocates will recognise the benefits of this as a large number of preeminent civil barristers honed their advocacy skills while practising in crime.


The Hon John Chaney SC, Supreme Court of Western Australia – Head Coach

The Hon Justice Robert Mazza, Supreme Court of Western Australia

The Hon Justice Bruno Fiannaca, Supreme Court of Western Australia

His Honour Judge Laurie Levy SC, District Court of Western Australia

Her Honour Judge Amanda Burrows SC, District Court of Western Australia

Her Honour Judge Fiona Vernon, District Court of Western Australia

Her Honour Judge Kate Glancy, District Court of Western Australia

Her Honour Judge Wendy Gillan, District Court of Western Australia

Amanda Forrester SC, Director of Public Prosecutions, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia

Mara Barone, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Patricia Cahill SC, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Bill Keane, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Julia Moody – Voice & Performance Coach


About the weekend

Hands on experience by performing as advocates in an actual courtroom environment, supported by a student/teacher ratio of eight to two. Experienced teachers observe the performances and use proven techniques to deliver effective feedback. In preparation for the weekend, a briefing session will be held to introduce attendees to the concept of ‘case theory’ and be given materials to begin their preparations for the weekend.

Date & Time:

Sat, 18 August 2018 8.30am - 12.30pm


160 Pier Street PERTH wa

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CPD Points:

none Points Professional Management

5 Points Professional Responsibility

none Points Skills

1 Points Ethics







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